Location: Split, Croatia
Architects in Charge: Neno Kezić, Nora Roje
Project Team: Neno Kezić, Nora Roje, Josip Katalinić, Matea Marinović
Electrical: Elektro-klima projekt
Project Area: 9,000 sqm
Budget: 7,000,000 Euro
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007-2008
The Southern California Institute of Architecture is pleased to present Eric Owen Moss, director of SCI-Arc, in conversation with Frances Anderton, host of DnA: Design and Architecture on 89.9 KCRW and Los Angeles editor of Dwell Magazine. We interviewed Eric last April, a very interesting conversation. You can check his interview here. A book signing and reception will follow the discussion.
The book features 40 projects from Eric Owen Moss Architects, the Culver City-based firm Moss founded in 1973. The nearly 1,600-page manual includes first sketches, models, preliminary drawings, fabrications, and construction photos. Twenty-one of the featured projects have been built and several more are in the pipeline. Moss has taught, lectured and exhibited internationally; he has been the director of SCI-Arc since 2002.
The event will take place next Wednesday, December 9, 7pm at W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Design Team: Albert Herder, Arie Van der Neut, Monika Pieroth, Sabine Heine
Project Team: Albert Herder, Tom Jonker, Nils Van Ipenburg
Structural Engineering: Jean-Marc Saurer
Client: Stadsdeel Zeeburg Amsterdam
Contractor: Ursem Bouwgroep bv, Wognum
Project Year: 2006
Budget: € 2,900,000
Photographs: Luuk Kramer, Jan Derwig & HVDN
Radical Craft was awarded third for their proposal Soms Atoll for the World Sustainability Center (one of the winning proposals by KOW was previously featured on AD). For the project, the architects questioned the possibility of the World Sustainability Centre in Friesland creating a new interpretation of the relationship between the man-made and the natural.
More about the proposal after the break.
Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann / Luis Izquierdo W., Antonia Lehmann S.B.
Location: Santiago, Chile
Structural engineering: Santolaya y Asoc.
Main contractor: Echeverría Izquierdo
Site Area: 3,987 sqm
Project Area: 43,129 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Cristobal Palma & Luis Izquierdo
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Jasminka Jug, Zorislav Petric, Zeljko Mohorovic, Dijana Vandekar, Marin Mikelic
Client: City of Zagreb
Site Area: 1,360 sqm
Project Area: 1,438 sqm
Project year: 2003-2008
Construction year: 2005-2009
Photographs: Sandro Lendler
Architects: gpy arquitectos
Location: Tenerife, Spain
Project Team: Juan Antonio González Pérez & Urbano Yanes Tuña
Technical Architect: José Ángel Yanes Tuña
Engineering: Gpi Ingenieros
Client: Cabildo Insular de Tenerife
Contractor: JOCA Ingeniería y Construcciones S.A
Project Area: 497.55 sqm
Budget: 417,982 €
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Joaquín Ponce de León
Open Up is a workshop focused on the development of projects for the digital façade in Medialab-Prado’s building. This call is meant for project proposals to be collaboratively developed during the workshop-seminar taking place in Madrid from February 9 through 23, 2010.
The goals of the workshop are to explore the relationship between the urban screen and public space, to experiment with the screen’s communicative, narrative and visual capacities, and to investigate its potential to offer new forms of participation. Selected projects will be developed under the supervision of teachers, technical assistants and an extensive group of collaborators.
Projects submitted to this call should take the following ideas into consideration: the development of strategies for public participation, activation of urban space through the screen, fostering public visibility of agents that normally have none, visualization of public collectives; interaction with portable devices, etc. All those interested in collaborating in one of the selected projects can sign in from January 5 through February 8, 2010. Check the call guidelines and submit your project before December 10, 2009. No entry fees. More information, call guidelines and submission form, click here.
Climate change and dwindling global resources bring with them a set of complex challenges, demanding new design and planning approaches that achieve more with less. Climate: Design, written for designers, architects, planners, policymakers, and academics alike, explores the current paradigm shift and illustrates how new thinking can convert investments in urban infrastructure, land use, and development into resilient and enduring support systems for human and environmental prosperity.
Author Peter Droege, an acknowledged expert in the field of renewable, sustainable design, joins forces with pioneering design firm EDAW, to focus on radical solutions and planning measures for combating climate change, and for attempting to adjust to life on a warming planet. The book explores both the current paradigm shift and design and planning practice — and how to apply professional expertise to mitigate the human causes of climate change, and adapt to its already inevitable impacts.
Author: Peter Droege
Publisher: ORO editions
Design and planning for the age of climate change: context and assumptions
The emerging direction
Revolution of practice
Principles, concepts, and visions
Reconnecting living and consumption
The story of apples and fish: designing for urban productivity
Energy: creating an energy efficient landscape with green roofs
Food: integrating agriculture into landscapes
Water: urban landscapes and water management
Design and natural systems: design with nature
Design and urban systems: the low-carbon commune
Land: climate change and terrestrial environments
Changing climate and the world’s rivers and wetlands
Coastal design and planning: areas of transition
Urban regeneration and climate change
Creating environments that engage
Urban form and low-carbon buildings
Measuring carbon performance and climate stable practice
Water sensitive cities: a road map for cities’ adaptation to climate and population pressures on urban water
Transit-oriented development: land use and transportation planning in the context of climate change
Economic and planning responses to climate change
Climate: designing a new future
The era of the ecological metropolis
Working on the future now
Contributors and sources
Photography and references
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Architects: N+B Architectes / Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
Location: Menton, France
Associated architect: Romain JAMOT
Client: Région Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur
Floor area: 900 sqm restructured / 2,800 sqm of extension
Budget: 5,9 M EUR
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski
Architects: M-Ofis / aMDL / F&P
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Architects in Charge: Sinan Timoçin & Serkan İğdelipınar
Project Team: Burcu Ersan, Erkan Tural, Sümeyra Mezik, Simin Ghalichi, Pelin Özdemir, Fırat Çoban, Fatma Aliosman, Abidder İnci, Buse Albay
Conceptual Design: Michele De Lucchi – aMDL(Italy), Freyrie-Pestalozza – F&P(Italy)
Project Management: M-Ofis Architects CO.
Structural: ASM Engineering (Turkey)
Mechanical: Elmaksan Engineering (Turkey)
Electrical: HB Engineering (Turkey)
Main Contractor: Nurol Construction
Site Area: 49,652 sqm
Construction Area: 11,660 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2008
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Randić & Turato shared their competition entry for the new Adris Group headquarters in Zagreb. The architects investigated corporate office typology and its ability to generate public space when designing the proposal. ”Instead of building a structure on the perimeter of the block, that creates a characteristic configuration with public street on the outside and enclosed private court on the inside, the concept raises the program in a structure that hovers over the existing block,” explained the architects. In this way, the ground floor is completely accessible to the public creating a covered square below the new office building. The structure is supported by our sets of large steel columns that hold the building’s independent geometries. Each of these “legs” are programmed with ground level activities while the offices are organized within a horizontal framing structure.
More about the design after the break.